Labour Parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire Jamie McMahon has called for swift action over a smell coming from Ravenstone ahead of a meeting of Leicestershire County Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and the Environment Agency next week.
The smell has developed in recent weeks as a result of lagoons in Hall Farm, Ravenstone and as the smell worsens it has reached as far as Coalville and Sinope.
Local Labour Councillor Gus Geary raised the issue at February’s District Council Full Council meeting but the problem persists and Jamie is calling for the authorities to take swift action before the issue worsens through the summer. Jamie, Gus, Labour District Council candidate Tom Legrys met with Parish Councillor Sheila Lunn at the site on Wednesday to talk about the smell.
Labour parliamentary candidate Jamie McMahon said:
“We need swift action on the smell. The summer is round the corner and if we don’t get a grip on this now it will blight Ravenstone and Coalville all summer. We’ve seen with the smell from Measham’s lagoons how long this issue can drag on and how much damage it can do to local communities - we cannot allow the issue to blight Ravenstone and Coalville in the same way as it has in Measham. The public bodies involved are there to serve local people and they need to develop an action plan quick.”
Labour Councillor Gus Geary said:
“I can smell this stench from my house in Sinope. It’s disgusting and we need the County Council, District Council and Environment Agencies to get their heads together and stop this problem. In the meantime residents need to call the Environment Agency whenever they smell the lagoons on 0800 807060. Everyone reporting it makes a massive difference.”